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Springfield, Missouri

Summer Programs

    Summer is an excellent time to develop dance technique, as students are not distracted with the stresses of school. Springfield Ballet offers summer camps, intermediate and advanced level summer intensive options, and class sessions, which allows students to continue their ballet training while enjoying their summer break.

    Save-the-Dates for Summer 2023 programming listed below!



    Springfield Ballet offers in-studio summer camps and intensives for all ages of dancers.

    For the youngest dancers, Fairy Tale (ages 3-5) and Prince and Princess (ages 6-10) Ballet Camps allow children to experience dance class and learn about other artistic aspects that are a part of ballet such as music, drama, and dance history. Dancers have dance class, craft and story time, snack and nutrition education, and more each day in these week-long, half day camps.

    Each camp concludes with a performance and special presentation by the dancers for their parents and guests.

    Summer 2023 camp dates:

    • Fairy Tale Ballet Camp (ages 3-5): June 5-9, Tuition TBD
    • Prince & Princess Ballet Camp (ages 6-10): June 12-16, Tuition TBD

    Summer Intensives

    For more serious dancers, Springfield Ballet offers summer intensive opportunities:

    Dancers (approx. ages 7-14, Ballet 1 & Ballet 2) may participate in the newly named Primary Summer Intensive (formerly Plié Ballet Camp), which provides a first-step in the intensive world. Daily ballet technique class is taught as well as classes in other dance styles including jazz, modern and improvisation, choreography, and stretch and strengthen. Other learned subjects include acting for dancers, nutrition, anatomy and physiology and dance history during this week-long, full day camp. The Primary Intensive concludes with a performance and special presentation by dancers for their parents and guests.

    For intermediate dancers, the Junior Summer Intensive option (approx. ages 9 and up, Ballet 3 & Ballet 4) provides a next step for intensive experiences, giving them one- and two-week options that challenge them as a dancer while still being age-and-ability appropriate. Dancers have technique and repertoire classes, learn about ballet history, enjoy elective dance style classes in modern and jazz, and experience improvisation and character classes.  The Junior Intensive concludes with a performance and special presentation by dancers for their parents and guests.

    For dancers in advanced levels (approx. age 12+, Ballet 5 and up), Springfield Ballet offers the Senior Summer Intensive with one-, two- and three-week options. The program includes dance and dance-related instruction each day by Springfield Ballet faculty, along with regionally and nationally-recognized guest artists. Disciplines covered include classical ballet, pointe, modern, improvisation, repertoire and MORE. This summer intensive concludes with a performance and special presentation by dancers.

    Summer 2023 intensive dates:

    • Primary Summer Intensive (approx. ages 7-14, by placement): July 10-14, Tuition TBD
    • Junior Summer Intensive (approx. ages 9+, by placement): July 17-29; must attend final week to participate in the performance; those attending both weeks will perform in more works than those attending just one week.
    • Senior Summer Intensive (approx. ages 12+, by placement): July 10-29; must attend weeks of final two weeks* to participate in the performance; those attending all three weeks will perform in more works than those attending two weeks; a one-week option exists without a performance opportunity. *Exceptions may be made for those dancers participating in national summer intensives which conflict.

    Class Sessions 

    Springfield Ballet’s summer four-week class sessions will offer classes for all levels and abilities. The summer sessions allow students to continue their training while still allowing time to rest and enjoy summer vacation.

    Summer 2023 four-week class session dates:

    Session #1: June 5-June 29 - Classes offered for all levels of ballet, creative movement and elective classes.

    Session #2: July 3-July 27 (no classes held on July 4) - Classes offered for all levels of ballet and creative movement. (Elective classes won't be offered this session due to the summer camp and intensive schedules.)

    Stay in Shape classes

    Taking several weeks off from classes can be detrimental to a dancer's ability to maintain and progress technique, especially once the dancer reaches intermediate and advanced levels of technique.  To help with this, Springfield Ballet offers Stay-in-Shape classes for upper level dancers. 

    Summer 2023 Stay-in-Shape Classes
    Schedule TBD
    Cost is TBD per class. 
    NEW: To register, login to your Family Portal, and follow the below steps: 
    1. In the top right corner, click on Classes & Events.  
    2. Then, click on Find Events in the middle of the next page.
    3. Choose the Stay-in-Shape class(es) you wish to register your dancer for.  
    4. We will add the payment and charge to your card on file when payments are processed (the Tuesday following your registration for the classes)

    New to Springfield Ballet? Complete our Pre-Registration Form to help us assist you in proper placement, here.